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tailspin

noun uk   us   /ˈteɪlˌspɪn/
[C usually singular] a situation in which a plane turns round and round as it falls quickly towards the ground [S] a situation in which something starts to fail or lose value and gets more and more out of control: Share prices went into a tailspin when the president resigned.
Translations of “tailspin”
in Chinese (Traditional) (飛機的)尾旋,尾螺旋, 失控狀態,混亂…
in Chinese (Simplified) (飞机的)尾旋,尾螺旋, 失控状态,混乱…
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